Weekly Review: 13th August 2021
There has been plenty to talk about this week across the South Rugby News patch. Thanks for reading - and if you've got a story for us, get in touch!
In South Rugby News this week
Heritage Open Days 2021 coming to a building near you
Princethorpe College, Marton Museum of Country Bygones, Southam Heritage Collection Guided History Walk and Church of St Peter and St Paul Weedon Bec...
Cawston needs a new clerk
The council represents a growing community of more than 3,000 people and owns and manages the Cawston Community Hall. Council clerks are paid members of staff who help organise the parish council, managing meetings, preparing agendas and accounts.
No place like home to fight climate change
Rugby Borough and Warwickshire County councils say we’re all in it together in the fight to cut emissions
Big day for Ashlawn’s A-Level pupils
As results were released across the country, Ashlawn share their news with us
Rural theft alert
The rural crime team appealed for witnesses after an audacious double theft in Rugby borough - a reminder to all to take care.
Is a zero-carbon life possible in South Rugby?
Guest writer Sathvika Krishnan shares her thoughts on living a zero carbon life in South Rugby. "It's so vital that you remain optimistic," she said.
The latest at Lion Farm
We take a closer look at the string of applications relating to Lion Farm in Rugby Road, Dunchurch.
Work has already begun on the first of the homes.
Lorry spotters urged to protect key crossroads
Detailed application following the approval of huge warehouse at Thurlaston includes strategy to keep lorries away from centre of Dunchurch and from Princethorpe crossroads - and the public are urged to report vehicles ignoring the advice.
The wait is over - GCSE results released
Ashlawn School was quick-off-the-mark to release its GCSE news
Woodland wellbeing for Rugby veterans
The six veterans, three from Rugby, have been learning bush-craft skills like primitive fire-lighting, green woodworking, weaving and wild camp set-up.
Rugby High rounds up its results week
Their GCSE and A-Level pupils prepare for the next stage…
Friends of St Cross inspire garden makeover
Donation unlocks potential to help staff and patients
Covid-19 figures for Rugby: cases down for the first time in weeks
For the week up to 12th August :
366 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 75 people (25.8%) compared with the previous seven days.
1 death within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. That’s down one compared with last week
At 11th August, a total of 76,997 people have had one vaccination dose and 64,553 have had both doses. That’s 80.3% and 67.3% of the adult population, respectively.
The estimated R number for the Midlands as of 6th August is 0.8 to 1.1.
If you’re going out to work or have children at school, college or university, you can now collect home Covid test kits from many pharmacies or the Indian Centre, 1 Edward Street, Rugby, CV21 2EZ, or order one online. Find out more about twice-weekly covid-19 community testing.
Anyone aged 18 or over can now book a vaccine online. Anyone who is yet to receive their second vaccine can book one eight weeks after receiving their first dose.
Please remember to wear a face mask in public places where required, wash your hands regularly with soap and maintain social distancing.
Breast Cancer Care Charity singalong: Friday 13th August, Dunchurch Sportsfield, 1.30pm to 2.45pm. Singing and refreshments for adults and children aged 2 months to 4 years. Cost £7 (extra adult or sibling £2). Email June at email@example.com
Dunchurch car boot sale: Saturday 14th August, Alwyn Road (weather permitting) Gates open at 8am. Booters £7 a car, £10 car with trailer, £12 a van. Buyers’ entry fee 50p a person. Toilets and refreshments.
Open Gardens: All gardens are listed on the National Open Garden Scheme website.
Drop-in vaccination clinics: See the full list of clinics
Summer at the library: Children aged 4-11 years old can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at Warwickshire Libraries
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Saturday 14th August
Sunday 15th August
St Mark’s Church, Bilton, 10am Common Worship Communion in St Mark’s and via Facebook/YouTube. Call 01788 572611 to attend.
Dunchurch Baptist Church, 10.30am at the Dunchurch Methodist Church, also livestreamed. No booking required for in-person services, but please wear a face mask and avoid contact with people from other households.
St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, 10.30am. No booking necessary
Democracy: coming up next week
Here’s the list of meetings coming up if you’re interested in how decisions get made at our parish, district and county councils.
Wednesday 18th August
Rugby Borough Council planning committee meeting
This week the foodbank urgently needs sponge puddings, tinned sweetcorn and toothbrushes. They’re running low on shampoo and tinned snack meals.
There are donation locations throughout South Rugby. See the full list of drop-off points.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6
Willoughby v Stony Stratford III
Willoughby 72 all out lost to Stony Stratford III 73-9, by one wicket
THERE proved to be a tense, low-scoring game at The Green on Saturday as Willoughby were edged out by Stony Stratford’s 3rds by one wicket.
Batting first, the hosts never recovered sufficiently from another top order collapse which saw them at 22 for 5 with only Calum Hanks’s late 32 adding to opener Chaitanya Kurusala’s 12, to be the only double figure contributions. Steve Bellew’s 5 for 8 did the majority of the damage for Stony.
In reply, the visitors struggled too with the bat early on as Mark Fell opened the bowling again and took four wickets. After none of the top five made double digits, Stony’s Darshan Katechia made 18 and Bellew a top score of 23 as their tailenders scampered the runs to take the points.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 7
Dunchurch and Bilton v Bowden II
Dunchurch and Bilton 202-7 beat Bowden 111 all out, by 91 runs
THREE substantial knocks gave Dunchurch and Bilton a solid platform that saw them on the way to a convincing win against their Leicestershire opponents.
Skipper Matty Garrett led the way at the top of the order with 45 and then when he fell with the score on 89 for 3, that brought in Jay Singh to join Daniel Greenway for the key partnership of the innings. They added 75 before Greenway was out for 44, his partner carrying on to top score with 65.
The Bowden reply saw a promising second-wicket partnership but when that was broken there was little resistance down the order. Leslie Augustine picked up 5-18, as the reply fell away and the home side secured 20 points.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 12
Wellingbrough OGs IIIs v Willoughby II
Willoughby II 215 for 6 beat Wellingbrough OGs IIIs 80 all out, by 135 runs
AFTER a disappointing last two performances, Willoughby 2nds returned from the long trip to the pleasant setting of Emberton CC much happier after a convincing victory over Wellingborough OGs 3rds
After losing the toss Willoughby were asked to bat and after early wickets found themselves at 33 for 2 after only seven overs. The brotherly pair of Michael Deery (41) and Ambrose Deery (66) put on a partnership of 49 for the 3rd wicket before the former departed close to the drinks interval. After the wicket of Badj Rahmam (4) another handy partnership of 61 by Ambrose and Dave Alcock (51*) took the team to 165 for 5 after 33 overs. Ambrose went for 66 before another handy partnership followed between James Andrews (8) and Alcock to end the innings to 215 for 6 after 40 overs. Charlie Bridgeford the pick of the bowlers with 2-22.
The interval came and went and the defence commenced with Rees Moor (1-25) and Sean Thornton (0-23) opening the attack, the fielding display much better than recent weeks. Stuart Jeffery (12) and Ashish Gantara (41) frustrated in a solid counterattack into the 60's until the bowling change of Fergus Deery (5-11) and Ryan Lines (3-18) got the important breakthrough. The inexperienced middle and tail of Wellingborough showed as the swing and flight was too much, Wellingborough slumping to 80 all out.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 13
Braunston Paddox II v Dunchurch and Bilton II
Braunston Paddox 148 all out lost to Dunchurch and Bilton 149-5, by five wickets
THE visitors won the toss, elected to field and ran out comfortable victors despite Ryan Haynes dominating the Braunston innings with a knock of 97.
He fell agonisingly short of a century, one of five victims for James Green, who finished with 5-44. Paul Jordan chipped in with 3-28, as only two other home batsmen made it into double figures.
The visitors lost both opener with only 15 on the board and that soon became 27 for 3. But by then Dave Bek was at the crease and he steered his side home with an unbeaten 77, with Green (15) and Arun Ayyasamy, unbeaten on 26 providing valuable support.
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6
Willoughby v Rothwell Town IIs
Rothwell Town IIs 153-7 lost to Willoughby 157-8, by two wickets
IT was a more favourable outcome 24 hours later in the rearranged Saturday league fixture with eighth placed Rothwell Town 2nds, as an exciting game went all the way to the last over.
Willoughby skipper Ben Hollis shocked everyone by winning his first toss in 12 games and asked the visitors to bat first.
After a nervy, patient start by the visitors, which saw one wicket fall, the introduction of spinner Chait Kursusala saw four wickets fall to leave Rothwell at 52 for 5. However, Stephen O'Brien added a well constructed 59 runs to hold the Rothwell middle order together supported by M Aldrige's 25 as they recovered to post a decent score of 153 for 7 after the 45 overs. Chait's 4 for 16 off 10 overs was the highlight.
Willoughby's reply started poorly with the early departure of the latter however Michael Deery and Dan Farrow batted well defending the good balls and attacking the bad balls, eventually ending when Deery fell for a well made 35.
A middle order of Ash Rayner (21 runs) and Scott Cluley (32 not out) kept the scoreboard moving towards the target of 153 despite some very tight bowling from Andrew White. Hollis provided a quick fire 6, 4 and out, before the tense last over started with Scott Cluley and veteran Nikesh Mistry needing 14 runs for victory.
A cut for four off the first ball before a lofty straight drive for 6 brought much cheering but still four runs from four balls needed. A quick single followed before Cluely hit another lofted straight drive off the penultimate ball for the winning runs.
With promotion well out of the equation but having already qualified for September’s end of season ‘top 8’ knockout cup with enough points on the board and a safe distance from the team in ninth, the result keeps Willoughby vitally in the top six with next year’s league restructuring in mind.
Saturday, Noon starts
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 6: Willoughby v Sun Hardingstone
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 7: Old v Dunchurch and Bilton
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 12: Bugbrooke III v Wiloughby II
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 13: Dunchurch and Bilton II v Stony Stratford V
Sunday, 1.30pm start
Club friendly: Willoughby v Martins CC
Rugby Farmers Mart
This week’s prices at a glance:
Prime Steers to 265p/kg & £1720
Prime Heifers to 270p/kg & £1797
Prime Bulls to 224p/kg & £1761
OTM Cattle to 186p/kg & £1633
Prime Lamb SQQ 237p/kg (1878 Avg £99) Prime Lambs to 300p/kg & £137
Ewes to £149 (566 Avg £102) Calves to £360 (40)